How to Make DIY Tassels with Leather

DIY tassels are pretty versatile accessories, and they have been super popular on keychains recently. Rather than buying a leather tassel keychain from an expensive department store, did you know you can make one yourself in just a few minutes? Today we are showing you how to make a leather tassel with this beyond simple video tutorial. Watch the video below, or find our photo tutorial for making a leather tassel here!

Tools & Materials

  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Rotary Ruler
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Cutting Mat
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Leather 
  • Key Ring

Where to Buy Leather

You can find leather from a number of sources. Of course there are plenty of places to buy online, and you can browse a good variety that way. We found our leather at our local leather store, Oregon Leather Co. You should also be able to find by heading to your local craft store like Michaels or JoAnn Stores. If you are lucky, they sometimes have piles of scrap leather that you can pick from – just ask! You also have the option of using faux leather, like Cricut’s selection. We recommend using faux leather if you are cutting the tassel with your cutting machine. If you want to know how to make a leather tassel with your machine, find our SVG template here


We highly recommend using a rotary cutter to create the fringe. Not only will it make the crafting process much quicker, but it will guarantee that the fringe is trimmed perfectly straight. It seriously takes 5 minutes to make tassels with a rotary cutter! If you do not have one, a regular pair of scissors will work just fine – just make sure to cut your lines as straight as possible. You might want to use a pencil to trace out your lines before cutting if you are using regular scissors. 

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Now that you know how to make a leather tassel, you can find our tutorials for making an embroidery floss tassel or tissue paper tassel. Browse all of our video tutorials on our YouTube page, and be sure to subscribe to our channel for new videos weekly! Is there a project that you would like to see a video tutorial for? Let us know and we can try to make it happen! Head to our membership page to join our creative community and discover over 480 new DIY projects over the next 12 months. We can’t wait for you to start crafting us! ~ Lia & Team